MacHale named Montrose County school superintendent

MONTROSE — Dolores School District Superintendent Mark MacHale was announced late Tuesday evening as the new superintendent for Montrose County School District RE-1J concluding a months long search and interview process.

MacHale was selected over the other two candidates, Tammy Clementi who works for the Colorado Department of Education in Denver, and Jeff Perry, the District Superintendent for Wise County schools in Virginia.

“The school board was privileged to have three highly qualified finalists to consider for the position,” Montrose School Board President Kjersten Davis said in a district news release.

MacHale, 50, has been the current superintendent for the Delores School District RE-4A for the past 4 years. He has a combined 21 years of service in public education, 2 years as principal in Steamboat Springs and eight years as a principle in Rifle.

MacHale is a former Air Force veteran and is working to complete his doctorate in education through Nova Southeast University in 2012.

“We feel Mark MacHale will bring a unique set of qualities and characteristics to our district. We look forward to continued growth and improvement under his leadership,”


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